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#1 Stack


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Posted 27 December 2008 - 10:56 PM

Hi guy's what up.Hey wanted some advice on new computer build all i need is psu and hard drive.Just want opinions on a power supply this is what i have so far.Asus m2n sli motherboard,amd 4400+ cpu,geforce 8600 super 1gb video card,2gb pc5400 ram.I have been looking at tiger direct at ultra psu and do not know much about them.Any help would be appreciated.Thanks.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 28 December 2008 - 09:50 AM

Well...I've been using Ultra PSUs for about 3 years (I think), I've not had any problems with the ones I've purchased and they seem to be the right quality and price for what I do on a system (I don't game). I've had the 400, 500, and 600-watt Ultra...V series and LS series.

I will have confidence in them until something happens to change that :thumbsup:.

I typically have 1 optical drive and 4-6 hard drives connected on one of my two systems, along with a floppy.


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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:10 PM

One of the big determining factors on what PSU to go with is your graphics card, that card requires a minimum of 375W @18A on the 12V rail. If you are going to go SLI you will need to go with a larger PSU. Make sure that the PSU has all of the connectors that you will need.

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Posted 28 December 2008 - 02:31 PM

Look on newegg. I have a cooler master 650 pro with no problems. Also Seagate or western digital hard drives w/ 16mb or 32mb cashe would be good to look at
Centurion 5 Case~GA-P35-DS3L Rev2.0~E6550~EVGA 8800GS~3GB GSkill~Cooler Master 650 PRO~Seagate 320GB SATA II~ 2 ASUS 20X Burners~Sound Blaster Audigy SE~ZeroTherm CF900~Acer 22" P221W

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:44 PM

There are several choices for power supplies.

Power Supplies

Sunbeam PSU-HUSH680-US-BL 680W - I can't vouch for Sunbeam's quality, but the reviews seem good. $48
CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W - Corsair makes excellent PSU's. $100 (Before a $20 mail-in rebate)
SILVERSTONE ST70F 700W - They also make good power supplies. $125 (Before $25 mail-in rebate)

Hard Drives (Note that these are OEM drives)

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA - $120
Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA - $70

Edited by DJBPace07, 29 December 2008 - 10:46 PM.



#6 Stack

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:36 PM

Thanks for the advice much appreciated.

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